The Ministry suspended the campaign in the afternoon to avoid the hottest hours, but many people went to Nueva Condomina when they did not receive the notice
At three thirty in the afternoon, with the thermometers reading 43 degrees in the shade, Alba Plá stood in line at the vaccination point of the Enrique Roca stadium, in Murcia. He had an appointment “at four” for the second dose of AstraZeneca, but preferred to arrive early. Like her, a large group of people waited patiently for the doors to open. «
We thought that they were in the midday break, for the food, and that the vaccination would resume at four», Relates Alba.
But the doors did not open, and as the thermometer continued to rise, the queue grew. «
We got together at least a hundred people», Assures Alba. “People started moving, to see if there was any access. The air was so hot it was eye-opening. Finally, someone found a way to enter, but they found an empty pavilion.
«There was no one there, we did not give credit. I called the information line until it was picked up, and then
they told me that the vaccination had been suspended in the afternoon to avoid the heat, and that they had warned the people. But nobody called me », complains this woman in her sixties. Also, no informational signs were put up, so
Other patients continued to fall into the same error after Alba, who were going to a stadium closed tight.
The Ministry of Health did not report the schedule change until yesterday morning. «Due to the high temperatures that were expected in the Region of Murcia,
the Ministry decided to concentrate and prioritize the vaccination day in the morning schedule, with the aim of ensuring the health of the persons mentioned, “explained a spokesman for this department. Public Health has again summoned those affected. If any of them have not received an SMS message or a call informing of the new schedule,
You can drive this morning from 9.00 to 11.00 at Nueva Condominto.
The campaign continues this week with the summons of 140,000 people in total. Health has already administered 1,420,546 vaccines, 94.2% of those received. In this way, the Region exceeds the national average in roads used, which stands at 93.1%. 833,703 Murcians (55.1% of the population) have received at least the first dose, and 641,883 (42.5%) have completed the regimen. 76% of those over 40 already have both doses.